I decided to use up some more of my upholstery fabric to make a sewing machine cover. (When we get our new home built, I'll have a sewing area that doesn't involve semi-permanent takeover of the dining room table.)
These are the dimensions my cover had to be to fit my machine (it is a little more generously sized than necessary):
1 piece for the top 9" x 18"
2 (front and back) 18" x 12"
2 (sides) 9" x 12"
To begin, I sewed the front, back, and sides together first in one long strip (right sides together). I zig-zagged all my edges and then I hemmed the bottom.
Next, I sewed the sides together to make a box (no top yet!) I then carefully pinned the top onto the box (right sides together), sewed around it, and then zig-zagged to finish the top's inside edges.
All done! Make sure if you're using any type of striped or patterned fabric, you m
atch the pattern at the edges. This was the first time I had to do that and didn't meet perfectly at all the corners. Oops. Learn from me.